ben4321 (3007) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2012
Location: Draft at Arundal Mills Brewpub, 5/28/12
Aroma: Nose of fruit, candied sugar, malts, earth, and booze
Appearance: Pours amber in color, clear, with a small head and no lace
Flavor: Taste is sweet and boozy, similar to the nose component wise
Palate: The body is fullish, with quite a lot of heat from the 14%
This one is not exactly easy drinking, but still, for 14%, this one does a decent job of hiding the booze enough to make it still drink like a beer.
jgb9348 (3971) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blonde coloured body with a bright glow and a thick, three centimetre just off-white head. Aroma of alcohol, sugar, malt, bright hops and a bunch of yeast - very nice. Full-bodied; Strong wheat and yeast flavour up front with a lot of alcohol and sugars noticeable, some lighter grassy and herbal notes on the back end though. Aftertaste shows a lot of character with the yeast coming through the most, some coriander seed and curacao noticeable and a hint of hops at the tail end. Overall, a very nice beer and one definitely worth sampling - especially if you are at one of the brewpubs! I sampled this pint [snifter] on draught at the Bowie, Maryland brewpub location on 28-April-2012 for US$6.00.
boFNjackson (3580) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured deep reddish with a thin, beige head. This was quite sweet. However it still had complexity and definite aspects that made it a Belgian Ale. Notes of vanilla, figs, dates, and other dark fruits, some yeast notes and then even more sweetness in the finish.
AxlLives (230) - Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle - pours hazy caramel orange with medium, fizzy pop head, white-tan, mostly diminishing. Creamy lacing. Huge aromas of sweet malt, sticky vanilla, dried figs, raisins, touch of orange peel. Taste is more of the same, but more orange on the finish. Bit of burn. Reminiscent of Grand Marnier. Sticky with big sweet malt. Pretty good, but likely much better with a couple years age in the bottle on it.
dagimp (600) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a bomber into a brandy snifter. Pours a meh brown with little head and zero lacing. Hot aroma with all sorts of warm dark fruit. Mouthfeel is heavy and sticky as expected. Moderate carbonation gives it some tingle. Taste is Rich and luxurious. Dark fruit, berries of all sorts, some banana, Belgian funk, candi sugar and cinnamon. Very good beer. I was worried that it would have too much booze flavor but it didn't. I highly recommend!
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Ratman197 (7633) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, toffee, cherry, candy sugar, plum and light spice. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth with a warming finish. Flavors of toffee, carmel, cherry, plum, candy sugar and light spice with a smooth warming lingering fruity finish.
thunderhops (216) - Vermont, USA - DEC 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours murky brown with an off white head with some lace. Aroma is sweet malt extract, alcohol. Taste is sweet fruits, caramel, alcohol kicks in with a warm finish. somewhat sticky and dry.
stumpyiliz (143) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red amber pour. Fast dissipating head. Nose is big fruit n caramel, molasses as well. Taste is sweet complex and slightly boozy. Caramel, tart, flavor. Great lasting hop finish. Quite an amazing brew. Wish I could buy a case and let it settle down a few years in the cellar. Oh we’ll. If you see this one, its worth buying.
italianjohn (2032) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy brown amber pour, thin off white ring of head ... aroma of sweet caramel malts and fruity yeast .... smells sweet like a port .... tastes mostly of candi sugar, grainy caramel malts and fruity yeast with a bitter grainy and boozy backend that lingers into the finish .... mouthfeel was thick and syrupy .... almost like a port with a boozy bitter finish .... just wasn’t feelin it
tcane7 (819) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Jason, shared with friends. Fruity, sweet and boozy. Honey, toffee, some caramel.
DocLock (6800) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 23, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Capped bomber from Craft. Pours turbid deep ruby with a finger of frothy and amazingly well-retained off-tan head for a beer this gargantuan. The nose is caramel malt, charred toffee, dark fruit, syrup, and hops. Tastes thick, very sweet and syrupy, very fruity, with notes of meady honey, caramel malt, backup hops, pruney fruit, and amazingly well hidden alcohol for a beer this size and density. The finish is complex, fruity, smooth, and syrupy, and the hops emerge a bit more.